Match 108 Preview: Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City meet with three crucial points at stake
Hyderabad FC will lock horns with Mumbai City FC in Match 108 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season at the PJN Stadium Goa on Saturday.
Hyderabad FC are placed second in the points table with 35 points from 19 matches. Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, are placed fifth in the league with 31 points from 19 matches.
Hyderabad FC lost 3-0 to Jamshedpur FC in their last match. As a result Jamshedpur FC extended their lead to two points at the top of the table, having played a game less than HFC.
Mumbai City lost 3-1 against Kerala Blasters FC in their last match. KBFC are now leading MCFC by two points in the race for the top four.
Both Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City FC are in need of a win if they are to achieve their respective objectives. The match has a lot at stake, hence the two teams will push for all three points.
Head to Head
Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City FC have faced each other on five occasions, out of which MCFC have won two, HFC have won one and the other two have ended in draws.
Form Guide (most recent last)
Hyderabad FC: LWWWL
Hyderabad FC have recorded three wins and two losses in their last five matches. They have lost four times in the campaign so far.
Mumbai City FC: WLWWL
Mumbai City FC have won three and lost two of their last five matches.
Mumbai City FC
In the official pre-match press conference, coach Des Buckingham revealed that Ahmed Jahouh had a sprain in his ligament and a call would be taken on him after Saturday's training session. Mumbai City will be without Lallianzuala Chhangte and Rahul Bheke due to suspension.
The striker has 17 goals in 17 matches and is the leading goal scorer in the league. His shot accuracy percentage and goal conversion rate are 47.36% and 29.82 respectively this season.
The Spaniard has five goals and an assist to his name this season so far. He has been at the heart of everything for HFC. The midfielder has completed 590 passes with a passing accuracy of 81.6%.
Mumbai City FC
The striker has scored 10 goals and has assisted two goals in 18 matches. He has a shot accuracy of 46.8% and goal conversion rate of 21.27%.
The centre-back has scored two goals from set-pieces this season. He has made 84 clearances, 31 interceptions, 30 blocks and 29 tackles.
Hyderabad FC would look for a quick start
Hyderabad FC have not lost a single game this season after scoring the first goal of the match. Mumbai City FC, meanwhile, have never won a match after conceding first this season.
Hyderabad FC lethal towards the end
Hyderabad FC have scored the second-most number of goals (9) in the final 15 minutes of the matches this season.
Match timings and telecast details
Match: Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC
Date: March 05, 2022
Venue: PJN Stadium, Margao, Goa
Kick-off time: 9:30 pm IST
Telecast: Star Sports Network
Online Streaming: Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.